DHS Issues Presolicitation for HSOAC FFRDC

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology branch has issued a pre-solicitation for the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). The HSOAC is intended to provide mission level technical and integration expertise to DHS leadership and managers that is normally not available in the government. The new FFRDC will refocus the current Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute (HSSAI) FFRDC with comprehensive and renewed core competencies I operational analyses, but does not change  the fundamental purpose or mission of the HSOAC as DHS’ sole studies and analysis FFRDC with continued support to all DHS components across the homeland security enterprise. The HSSAI is operated by Analytic Services Inc. DHS will host an Industry Day on June 30 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the creation of the new FFRDC and to discuss the draft Request for Proposal (RFP). The final RFP is expected to be released in the near-term. Sol. No. HSHQDC-15-R-00089. Respond by June 23. Contact: Shelby Buford, contracting officer, [email protected].

DoJ Seeks Cyber Security Operations Support

The Department of Justice (DoJ), Cyber Security Services has issued a Sources Sought Notice to identify qualified vendors who possess the experience and resources to provide cyber security operations support to the department. The planned acquisition will include five key tasks: program management support; defensive posture assessment; cyber threat intelligence; cyber threat analytics/cyber hunt team; and cloud security monitoring/cloud security analytics. The DoJ’s Security Operations Center is the central organization for IT security operations in the department, providing computer network defense services to the DoJ enterprise. Sol. No. DJJU-15-RFQ-JSOC. Respond by June 17. Contact: Gregory Newsom, [email protected], 202-307-1962.

CENTCOM Seeks Sources for Joint Cyber Planning Services

U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has issued a Sources Sought Notice for non-personal services t support its joint staff planning needs focused on integrating and synchronizing Defense Department military activities with the U.S. government strategy. Such non-personal services include the development of draft inputs to strategies, campaign plans, and concepts of operation that ultimately translate strategic and operational objectives into a series of related activities and operations to achieve desired end states in coordination with DoD components, U.S. government agencies, allied, and mission partners. CENTCOM says it is furthering its efforts to integrate theater level campaign constructs with other DoD organizations and the interagency. CENTCOM is seeking small businesses for the eventual contract, which will have a one-month base period and two one-year options. Sol. No. ID04150059. Contact: Rebecca Taylor, [email protected], 478-832-3843.

State Department Issues RFI for Cargo Detection Systems

The Department of State has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to help it develop an acquisition strategy related to a possible future solicitation for non-developmental integrated cargo detection systems capable of identifying explosive and organic materials in large trucks, cars, and large containers in the Middle East. The program will also include installation, maintenance, training and warranty. Sol. No. SAQMMA15I0047. Respond by June 29. Contact: Larry Pruitt, contracting officer, [email protected], 703-875-6064.